January 24, 2022

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John Power

John Power is an Australia-based journalist who lived in South Korea and has reported on the peninsula since 2010.

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North Korea Tech and the internet censorship of the most wired country on Earth

North Korea Tech and the internet censorship of the most wired country on Earth

ROK authorities claim popular DPRK-focused IT blog violates the National Security Law

North Korea Tech and the internet censorship of the most wired country on Earth
John Power
John Power June 22, 2017
Biden warns Xi Japan could go nuclear if N. Korea not reined in

Biden warns Xi Japan could go nuclear if N. Korea not reined in

Despite recent speculation, Japan denies any intent, ability to develop or possess nuclear weapons

Biden warns Xi Japan could go nuclear if N. Korea not reined in
John Power
John Power June 27, 2016
UNSC slams North Korea’s missile tests as ‘grave violation’

UNSC slams North Korea’s missile tests as ‘grave violation’

Security Council calls for member states to 'redouble' implementation efforts

UNSC slams North Korea’s missile tests as ‘grave violation’
John Power
John Power June 23, 2016
Kim Jong Un hails launch of missile, threatens U.S. in Pacific 

Kim Jong Un hails launch of missile, threatens U.S. in Pacific 

Somewhat successful launch Wednesday suggests Pyongyang making progress toward striking U.S. targets

Kim Jong Un hails launch of missile, threatens U.S. in Pacific 
John Power
John Power June 23, 2016
North Korea angles for FDI, but doubt lingers

North Korea angles for FDI, but doubt lingers

Pyongyang angles to attract more takers; past partners reveal mixed results

North Korea angles for FDI, but doubt lingers
John Power
John Power November 18, 2015
Millions spent, but what has Track II with N. Korea achieved?

Millions spent, but what has Track II with N. Korea achieved?

Investigation reveals more than $5 million spent on Track 1.5/2 dialogues since 2009, though participants struggle to cite successes

Millions spent, but what has Track II with N. Korea achieved?
John Power
John Power October 29, 2015
South Korea’s unification school stokes controversy

South Korea’s unification school stokes controversy

Materials appear caught between cooperation, unification-through-absorption themes

South Korea’s unification school stokes controversy
John Power
John Power September 17, 2015
Is ‘The Interview’ putting North Koreans in danger?

Is ‘The Interview’ putting North Koreans in danger?

Execution may not be in store, but contraband copies may nonetheless prompt stiff punishments

Is ‘The Interview’ putting North Koreans in danger?
John Power
John Power May 1, 2015
Foreign fiction present in North Korea, though restricted

Foreign fiction present in North Korea, though restricted

'Harry Potter,' 'Gone with the Wind,' Sidney Sheldon among favorites found north of the DMZ

Foreign fiction present in North Korea, though restricted
John Power
John Power April 17, 2015
Author of book on North Korea’s founding addresses Shin controversy

Author of book on North Korea’s founding addresses Shin controversy

Author emphasizes efforts to make updated version of Shin story available, plus trauma's effect on memory

Author of book on North Korea’s founding addresses Shin controversy
John Power
John Power March 18, 2015